Drone Delivery Canada has revealed a new agreement with DSV Air & Sea Inc. Canada to utilise its drone delivery platform.
DSV Canada, a branch of the global transport and logistics business DSV Panalpina A/S, will make use of DDS’s drone technology at its new head office in Milton, Ontario.
The agreement will see DDC installing its DroneSpot take-off and landing zones on DSV sites, alongside further infrastructure, in the final quarter of 2019 before drones are deployed in 2020.
DDS will make use of its Sparrow cargo drone, which can carry a payload of up to 10lbs.
DDC CEO and president, Michael Zahra said: “We are pleased to announce DSV Canada as another paid commercial drone logistics customer. DSV is a global leader in the logistics space and a perfect fit as a scalable customer for us.”
“They will start using our proven Sparrow drone, patented FLYTE system, and newly launched commercial operations centre in early 2020. I am pleased to report we have a very strong funnel of global commercial opportunities and we expect to see continued sales announcements in 2019 for deployment in early 2020.”
The first flight path will be at a DSV site in Milton but DDC hopes to expand to more than 20 new routes in 2020.
All flights will be monitored by DDC from its new operations centre in Vaughan, Ontario.
Under the agreement, DSV will pay a monthly fee for each drone route deployed and the initial term of the partnership will be 15 months with options for successive one-year terms, provided the agreement isn’t ended.
Martin Ross, managing director of DSV, added: “DSV Canada is dedicated to delivering innovative and integrated supply chain solutions.
“We have looked to overcome some of today’s challenges by investing in tomorrow’s opportunities, and we are ready for the next steps.”